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. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am de
. >> president obama toured fema headquarters and says the federal government is standing by to provide assistance. >> and this is a live picture right now at kill devil hills, north carolina. you can see that tide coming in. pretty severe there. transit systems are also being shut down in philadelphia, baltimore and washington. amtrak has suspended service across the northeast. schools are closed today. and the new york stock exchange and nasdaq will also be closed and the united nations has canceled all meetings at headquarters. >> flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours. thousands of flights. boston, new york, philly and washington d.c. just about everything in sandy's sights. so many airlines store planes in those cities, passengers on the west coast will feel the impact throughout the next few days. check flight status well ahead of time and don't go to the airport if it's canceled. four flights have been canceled so far from oakland and san jose. make phone calls, get online and check it out. >> this storm is unprecedented. >> it's something we haven't seen quite a while.
: president obama will tour the devastation in new jersey today. >> the most important message i have for them is that america's with you. >> reporter: it could take days or weeks to restore power to the 8 million people who lost electricity. >> how are you going to stop water? >> reporter: in new york some subway lines and tunnels are still flooded. officials say it could be days before the trains are running again. signs of life are returning not far away from me, the new york stock exchange will be back running this morning. traders say it's important to show the world that new york is open for business. >> we have a plan for recovery. and that recovery is already beginning. >> reporter: flight operations will resume at two of new york's airports but laguardia is closed. for some people the recovery may take years. a fire destroyed more than 80 homes in this queens neighborhood. >> flames 50 feet up in the air. whole family lost everything. >> reporter: but almost unanimously, the people this breezy point say they will rebuild. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >>> we're following breaking
barack obama has declared a major disaster in new york city and long island. he is putting campaign events on hold for the time being to oversee the federal government's disaster relief effort. republican challenger mitt romney will also not hold any campaign events today. romney did make an appearance in ohio yesterday but kept much of the focus on the weather. >> a lot of people are going to be facing some real tough times as a result of sandy's fury so if you have the capacity to make a donation to american red cross, you can go online and do that. >> i am not worried at this point about the effect on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and the impact on our first responders. the election will take care of it self next week. >> election day is one week from today. find continuing coverage on sandy on cbssf.com. at the top of the page you will find links to watch live video coverage and track east coast radar and airport delays. >>> michelle, switching gears, perfect weather for a baseball celebration right here in san francisco. [ applause and cheers ] >> world
. >> thank you. >>> just four more days of campaigning before election day. today president obama and republican challenger mitt romney are launching a major campaign push for the final weekend. cate caugiran joins us now with the latest from the newsroom. good morning. >>> reporter: good morning. today's main focus is on ohio which a lot of analysts say could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. the president has three events in the buckeye state today while mitt romney has two. yesterday, the president resumed campaigning after spending several days overseeing the federal government's response to superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard. he spoke about the disaster yesterday at a campaign stop in boulder, colorado. >> we have also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. the petty differences that consume us in normal times, they all seem to melt away. >> mitt romney also spoke about victims of the disaster at a campaign rally in virginia. >> i hope you'll keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you have a few
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